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Turkey: Ancient city of Ephesus limits visitor numbers

IZMIR, Turkey Turkey’s iconic ancient city of Ephesus in the picturesque Aegean region has decided to limit the number of daily visitors due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. A total of...

Turkey eases border restrictions for travel

ANKARA Turkey lifted restrictions Thursday on entrances and exits for Turkish citizens and foreign nationals, except for the country’s land border with Iran. The move came after a Cabinet meeting led...

Turkey, Germany continue dialogue on tourism

BERLIN Germany and Turkey are in talks to evaluate if Ankara could be granted an exemption from Berlin’s travel warning issued for all countries outside the EU, Foreign Minister Heiko...

Flights between Turkey, UK to resume as of June 11

ANKARA Daily scheduled flights between Turkey and the UK will resume as of June 11, the British Embassy in Ankara announced on Twitter. "Turkish Airlines will operate 1 daily flight from...

Germany: No travel ban for Turkey

BERLIN Germany’s “travel warning” for non-EU countries should not be interpreted as a “travel ban” for citizens who want to travel to Turkey or other countries, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson...

Cappadocia’s unique lake fascinates with its beauty

AKSARAY, Turkey The Narligol lake, which looks like a heart in the Cappadocia region in central Turkey, has blossomed into a beautiful sight with the arrival of spring. The crater lake,...

Turkey issues coronavirus travel advisory for public

ANKARA Turkish citizens should avoid international travel unless absolutely necessary, the health minister said Wednesday after Turkey confirmed its first case of coronavirus. The global outbreak has pushed Turkey to take...

Turkish embassy warns citizens against travel to China

ANKARA/BEIJING Turkey's embassy in Beijing warned its citizens on Thursday against traveling to China due to an emerging severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus. The coronavirus, also known as 2019-nCoV, which causes...

Turkey's unique canyons enthrall visitors

MALATYA, Turkey The canyons around the Euphrates River in eastern Malatya province are becoming a new favorite tourist destination for nature lovers.  The region, which has steep cliffs formed by breaks...

Istanbul exhibit to highlight ancient city Sagalassos

ISTANBUL A total of 368 artifacts from the ancient city of Sagalassos in southwestern Turkey will be displayed at an Istanbul gallery, organizers said on Tuesday. Yapi Kredi Cultural Centre will...

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Veteran Turkish footballer Selcuk Sahin retires

ISTANBUL Veteran Turkish footballer Selcuk Sahin confirmed his retirement on Monday. "It is really hard to write this sentence, but as of today, I am putting...

Upper Karabakh dispute explained in 6 questions

BAKU The illegal occupation of Upper Karabakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, a burning issue at the heart of the Caucasus for the last 30 years,...

End occupation in Upper Karabakh: Erdogan tells Armenia

ISTANBUL The Turkish president on Monday called on Armenia to immediately end the occupation of Azerbaijani territories, so the peace will reign in the region...

Turkish prosecutors file 2nd indictment on Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL Turkish prosecutors filed on Monday a second indictment against six Saudi suspects over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. The 41-page...

Azerbaijan declares partial military mobilization

ANKARA Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday signed a decree on partial military mobilization in the country following the border clashes at the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier. According...